A woman from California suffered a rare medical event called superfetation and, although she was a surrogate mother, she somehow gave birth to her own biological son. At the moment, the woman is on an active legal battle to try and bring her son back.
The woman offered to become a surrogate mother for an Asian couple
Jessica Allen is 31 years old, and has already given birth to two children. As she wanted to save some money together with her husband to build a new home, she decided she could become a surrogate mother. This happened just in time, as she met an Asian couple who was looking for an American woman to be surrogate. Allen was compatible, so they decided to do it.
The woman agreed to become a surrogate only if she was to receive $30,000 per month. Afterwards, she underwent IVF (in vitro fertilization), and became pregnant with twins. For this, Allen received a $5,000 increase, as the couple was more than happy to hear the news.
The woman underwent superfetation
The twins were both boys, and were supposed to be identical. However, after she gave birth, she looked at a picture of the two siblings, and noticed how they weren’t identical. One of them looked like an Asian, while the other one looked like a mixed African-American and Caucasian. Allen’s husband was African-American, and she was Caucasian, so she thought something was odd.
After about a month, she finally decided to run a DNA test, which proved that one of the boys was actually her biological son. This is a real medical phenomenon which, indeed, occurs rarely, and is called superfetation. During this process, a pregnant woman can become pregnant again with a second fetus.
Allen decided to take legal action, and get her son back. After the brought the problem to court, she found out the couple didn’t actually want to keep her son, and also asked from compensation from her part. In the end, the judges decided she was to receive her biological son back, without having to pay any compensation to the couple.
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